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Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of directly observed hepatitis C treatment delivered in methadone clinics

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2011
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Title
Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of directly observed hepatitis C treatment delivered in methadone clinics
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-11-315
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Authors

Alain H Litwin, Karina M Berg, Xuan Li, Jennifer Hidalgo, Julia H Arnsten

Abstract

Most methadone-maintained injection drug users (IDUs) have been infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), but few initiate HCV treatment. Physicians may be reluctant to treat HCV in IDUs because of concerns about treatment adherence, psychiatric comorbidity, or ongoing drug use. Optimal HCV management approaches for IDUs remain unknown. We are conducting a randomized controlled trial in a network of nine methadone clinics with onsite HCV care to determine whether modified directly observed therapy (mDOT), compared to treatment as usual (TAU), improves adherence and virologic outcomes among opioid users.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Master 10 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Other 19 23%
Unknown 23 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 6%
Psychology 5 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 22 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 December 2011.
All research outputs
#12,658,011
of 22,656,971 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#2,872
of 7,630 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#83,348
of 141,888 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#35
of 92 outputs
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